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Canadian Grand Prix 2023

First look at important changes made to Canadian GP circuit

Drivers will no longer be able drive through an escape road to get back onto the track if they run wide at Turn 1.

Canadian GP circuit 2023
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The Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve has underwent a significant change at Turn 1 this year in a bid to stop drivers from gaining an advantage.

Previously drivers could run wide at the corner if they out-brake themselves and rejoin at the exit of Turn 2, as long as they did so in a safe manner back on track.

This year there has been a row of TecPro barrier added where the track joins with the escape road, meaning drivers will be forced to turn around or reverse back onto the track at Turn 1.

The modification is a crucial part of the track as it is the end of one of the three DRS zones that feature on the circuit, with the changes potentially having an effect on whether drivers decide to make a move at the corner.

Check out the modifications below.

F1 2023 Canadian Grand Prix RN365 News dossier

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